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@  Bass X0 : (27 October 2016 - 02:22 PM)

Gnaw way, dude!

@  Kalidor : (27 October 2016 - 02:10 PM)

You may not care about Gnaw, but Gnaw cares about you. -Quintessons 3:20

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 October 2016 - 10:52 AM)

There was one solitary one in Dreamwave, but the company died before he could do anything except be Wheelie's pet.

@  Bass X0 : (27 October 2016 - 10:08 AM)

Who cares about Gnaw as an individual, not just one of many generic Sharkticons? The Sharkticons never showed individuality in the cartoon or comics so I don't care for it now.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 October 2016 - 12:10 AM)

Supposing that Hillary wins, then Bill will become First Ladies' Man. Hee hee.

@  Locoman : (26 October 2016 - 07:05 PM)

Dude got off pretty lightly, there are far worse things to be turned into than a cat if you think about it.

@  Pennpenn : (26 October 2016 - 06:22 PM)

Wasn't the cat a person who'd been transformed into a cat as a punishment? If so, was Salem his actual name as a human? Because calling a cat that is one thing, naming a child that is another...

@  wonko the sane? : (26 October 2016 - 04:24 PM)

Hey, careful with that joke there, it's an antique.

@  Bass X0 : (26 October 2016 - 03:42 PM)

The witches from the show "Sabrina" have a cat named Salem. That's like a Jewish family having a cat named Auschwitz.

@  Bass X0 : (26 October 2016 - 11:35 AM)

"So the clown doesn't really hurt him or anything. He just sort of points at him and calls him fat. What a jerk."

@  Locoman : (25 October 2016 - 09:59 PM)

http://www.clickhole.com/article/6-classic-episodes-game-thrones-where-characters-m-5003 I would totally watch Game of Thrones if it involved this.

@  Rycochet : (25 October 2016 - 07:21 PM)

I hope whatever line follows Titans Return gives us more large Autobot Targetmasters, I want a new Crosshairs even if it ends up being a retool of the inevitable Kup.

@  zephyrX9 : (25 October 2016 - 07:14 PM)

john warden's love of his job is so pure, so good

@  Pennpenn : (25 October 2016 - 06:23 PM)

I hate how small objects disappear into some kind of space-time breach when dropped, making it nearly impossible to find them.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 October 2016 - 04:42 PM)

I recall a Blurr in that '86 movie boxset. Drift retool Blurr that is. Is that set still happening?

@  Bass X0 : (25 October 2016 - 02:05 PM)

I suppose Chromedome would work again repainted red as Pointblank. I'd have preferred that to their Breakaway.

@  Blues : (25 October 2016 - 01:34 PM)

I'm still expecting a blurr with just more paint under the platinum line, but it seems like those random releases slowed down.

@  Bass X0 : (25 October 2016 - 01:31 PM)

There is surprisingly a lack of Deluxe cars in Titans Return. Knowing Hasbro we would get a red repaint of Blurr as Pointblank.

@  Blues : (25 October 2016 - 01:30 PM)

Yeah but I don't own a chromedome, and the only ones around me are nearly twenty dollars

@  Bass X0 : (25 October 2016 - 01:24 PM)

Chromedome is the best mold for Nightbeat and Siren. Blurr and Hot Rod just wouldn't work for either of them.

@  Blues : (25 October 2016 - 01:06 PM)

hmmmm I kinda want to paint my hasbro blurr into a body for takara nightbeat

@  unluckiness : (25 October 2016 - 08:34 AM)

Maybe if they'd announced it before G2 Dudicus

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2016 - 08:32 AM)

I'll wait for the Urban Camo version.

@  OrionPax44 : (25 October 2016 - 08:25 AM)

If they wanna make him more authentic they need to make the plastic out of even cheaper materials. I want that KO plastic feel. It won't be Ruination without it.

@  Jalaguy : (25 October 2016 - 07:24 AM)

Yup, the new figure's bio on TakTom Mall mentions it.

@  Pennpenn : (25 October 2016 - 03:37 AM)

I wonder if he's still powered by coffee milk?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2016 - 03:34 AM)


@  Razorsaw : (25 October 2016 - 01:17 AM)


@  Anguirus : (24 October 2016 - 10:55 PM)

I deliberately avoided the tieins, 1-50 pure straight through

@  The Doctor Who : (24 October 2016 - 10:40 PM)

Then skip to 20, then back to 5, then to 10, then to 47, then back to 30, then 50, then 22, then...

@  Liege : (24 October 2016 - 08:01 PM)

Start at 1

@  Benbot : (24 October 2016 - 07:10 PM)

So should you start at issue one, or are there later jumping in points?

@  Liege : (24 October 2016 - 06:33 PM)

Totally agree: 1-50 is like Ultimate Turtles in the sense it takes all that has come before and mixes it into a satisfying revigoration that still feels fresh. I read a few issues after 50 and felt lost because I missed some of the miniseries.

@  Anguirus : (24 October 2016 - 06:02 PM)

current bit ymmv but 1-50 is a triumphant reinvention of the turtles. I can only compare it to that point in 2012 with RiD/MtMtE when we all realized "wait, TF comics can be THIS?"

@  Liege : (24 October 2016 - 05:57 PM)

It was great up til issue 50. The current direction is an interesting one (splinter and the turtles lead the foot) but the execution is lacking imho.

@  Bass X0 : (24 October 2016 - 03:13 PM)

Never read it. What was so bad about it?

@  D.M : (24 October 2016 - 10:14 AM)

Extremely no. >:p

@  Anguirus : (24 October 2016 - 09:22 AM)


@  Benbot : (24 October 2016 - 08:10 AM)

Is the IDW TMNT series worth reading?

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 October 2016 - 07:13 AM)

Nothing but bag of nickels for the next few years.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 October 2016 - 04:13 PM)

It was a shame how he carried on.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2016 - 05:22 AM)

Party like a Russian! End of discussion!

@  MEDdMI : (23 October 2016 - 05:20 AM)

Russia's greatest love machine

@  zephyrX9 : (23 October 2016 - 03:12 AM)


@  TheMightyMol... : (23 October 2016 - 02:08 AM)


@  Telly : (22 October 2016 - 10:42 PM)

cubs in the world series. never thought id see the day...

@  Locoman : (22 October 2016 - 09:03 PM)

Get some extra shelves to store your shelves on.

@  Telly : (22 October 2016 - 08:53 PM)

its the chicken and the egg all over again

@  The Doctor Who : (22 October 2016 - 02:34 PM)

@Andrusi:  Too many toys or not enough shelves, eh?

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 October 2016 - 11:15 AM)

Needs more dakka shelves.


More than Meets the Eye Ongoing #2

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#41 Bass X0

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:56 AM

QUOTE(God Fire Convoy @ Feb 19 2012, 12:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Magnusblitz @ Feb 16 2012, 05:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Another good issue. It's really refreshing to have a comic (not just a Transformers comic) full of dialogue on every page. Costa was terrible with decompression, but I got this the same week as Uncanny X-Men, and there was a noticeable lack of dialogue there too. Really nice.

If I had to find a negative, I'd say that the story definitely seemed dialed down after how much of a (literal) bang the last issue ended with. Everyone gets recovered easily and the ship is on its way in 22 pages, no Quintessa or Junk-style stop here. The only losses appear to be two generics never mentioned before. Sure, it's only issue #2, so probably not the best time to start a crisis yet, but this really is still another introductory issue, giving more introduction for guys like Cyclonus, Whirl, Tailgate and Skids.

Here's my attempt to identify all the guys in Rodimus' crew from the big page spread:

1st row: Cyclonus, Blaster, Mainframe, Inferno, Grapple?, Cosmos, Smokescreen?,
2nd row: Hound?, Sunstreaker, Gears, Ratchet, Huffer, Brawn, Springer-colored guy, Powerglide
3rd row: Rung, Skids, Chromedome, Rewind, Tailgate, Swerve, Pointblank?, Jhiaxus-colored guy
4th row: Trailbreaker, Drift, Rodimus, Ultra Magnus

Ultra Magnus is carrying Pipes, Sureshot and Rollout on his body in truck form on the first page. And that's probably Hoist pulling Cyclonus up.

I'm not sure if Hoist would be flattered or insulted at everybody calling him the "springer-colored guy" xD

Here's little a rundown of who's who [going in a backwards "S" kind of fashion, starting from the upper left]

Cyclonus, Blaster, Mainframe, Inferno, Grapple, Cosmos, Smokescreen, Powerglide, Hoist, Brawn, Huffer, Ratchet, Gears, Sunstreaker, Hound, Rung, Skids, Chromedome, Rewind, Tailgate, Swerve, Pointblank, random bot, Magnus, Rodimus, Drift, Trailbreaker

So yeah, you guys are pretty dead on!

You remember Bluster in Stormbringer don't you? The rule is if a character appears in the background and doesn't do anything, then it may not really be who we think it is.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:47 PM

Different scenario really

Bluster was the artist just inserting a random char in the bkg, in mtmte every character is on purpose (specifically asked for in the script, in this case) so hopefully no more fudge ups

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:55 PM

It's kind of funny. James puts everyone in on purpose, Milne is notorious for dicking around with easter egg cameos. How that gets reconciled will be interesting.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:58 PM

Oh my God, this is the best series. I cant get over how great it is. Where have you been all my life?

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:31 AM

QUOTE(God Fire Convoy @ Mar 14 2012, 05:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Different scenario really

Bluster was the artist just inserting a random char in the bkg, in mtmte every character is on purpose (specifically asked for in the script, in this case) so hopefully no more fudge ups

James is very particular about this kinda stuff icon-waspy.gif

And indeed, we even learned the name of that new character (Animus). And now Pipes has got a speaking role too (first time since "Underworld")

Edited by BB Shockwave, 23 April 2012 - 04:31 AM.


#46 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:33 PM

Finally have a name for the "1984" bots! The concept art sketch of their design in the MTMTE tpb is up as one of the Preview Pages on Amazon.com.

Apparently they are "Legislators." Soooo... Given what we learn about the Autobot code in the latest issue... That might be kinda meaningful...

-ZacWilliam, of course it could also tie into another TF race that tends to function on a "court" system and has their name start with a Q, but more likely it's related to the Code, I'd guess...

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#47 Primer Prime

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:36 PM

Are the bonus materials shown on amazon ALL of the book's bonus material? I'm just curious. I plan on eventually buying Volume 1 eventually either way, but I prefer to wait until there's something else I want so that I can get free shipping on my amazon order.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:25 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Jun 12 2012, 07:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Apparently they are "Legislators." Soooo... Given what we learn about the Autobot code in the latest issue... That might be kinda meaningful...

-ZacWilliam, of course it could also tie into another TF race that tends to function on a "court" system and has their name start with a Q, but more likely it's related to the Code, I'd guess...

Huh. Not a name I would've expected. I'm kind of partial to the Quint possibility, but it's such an odd descriptor no matter who's behind them. Legislators MAKE laws, and these guys seem more like enforcers than anything. Though I'd love to see the kind of bills they would draft (another "H.R. 1984"?!).

Looking at the other preview pages, the behind-the-scenes writeup has some interesting stuff in it. I'd always thought that Skids crashing on this random planet right after the Lost Light arrived was quite a coincidence, and indeed the original plan made more sense: Skids was going to land on Cybertron in issue #1. I wonder if Roberts will adjust Skids's backstory to account for the new circumstances.